Even though the 2012 election is about 17 months away, the vitriol is flying. The media has begun to single out Republican candidates and torpedo them. It’s not surprising since the Obama people have retreated to Chicago to do opposition research and they will not let one strand of hair out of place go unnoticed.
Today, the New York Times is out with a piece about Newt Gingrich. They zero in on his relationship with Calista, his third wife. “Today, Ms. Biseck is Mrs. Gingrich, married for 11 years, but erhaps best remembered for the six year affair that contributed to her husband’s political downfall. His critics cast Mr. Gingrich, the former House Speaker, as a hypocrite who sought to impeach a president over infidelity, while engaging in it himself with Ms. Biseck, who was a Congressional aide.” They are telling him to prepare for warfare and Calista will be cannon fodder.
For Mitt Romney, the press will wave the bloody flag of his health care reform in Massachusetts. President Obama has already zinged him on this, praising it and comparing it to his own program, knowing Republicans are dead set against it.
New York Daily News has basically called Donald Trump a racist. Owner and publisher Mort Zuckerman appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, knocking him in person. The recent Correspondents dinner in Washington saw Trump as the main target of jokes and jibes.